Tuesday, August 3, 2010

One In 8 Million

A favorite example of mine of the simple, yet powerful integration of photography with audio narration is the series by New York Times, One in 8 Million
The project tells one story each week, focusing on one central character, someone you might brush shoulders with on the subway of New York. The subject describes, in his or her own words, anything from their own personal struggles, triumphs, daily life or something that defines them. The images work to visually capture the story with a timeless quality, in black and white.
Together, the two mediums form a very intimate local human-interest story that fosters a sense of community which is quite an impressive undertaking considering the expansiveness of New York City.

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